CEO, Wright Foundation; Co-founder, Wright Graduate University
Topics of Expertise:
Aging / Couples Conflict, Separation & Divorce / Family Counseling, Therapy & Parenting Intervention / Loss & Resiliency within Families / Parenthood: Motherhood/Fatherhood / Race, Ethnicity & Culture / Singles & Dating / Transition - Adolescents to Adulthood / Transition - Couples to Parenting / Work & Family
Considered by many to be one of the leading thinkers in human development, Dr. Bob Wright is CEO and co-founder of the Wright Foundation for the Realization of Human Potential, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to helping people bring out their best, energize their lives, and ignite their world. He is also co-founder and Professor of Transformational Leadership at the Wright Graduate University. An internationally recognized visionary, educator, program developer, author, speaker, entrepreneur, consultant, and executive coach, Dr. Wright was recognized as a top executive coach by Crain’s Chicago Business. He has coached CEOs across the country from leading name public companies to entrepreneurial startups.
Dr. Wright’s revolutionary Integrative Model of Human Growth and Development provides a much needed practical application of theory into everyday life, helping hundreds of thousands of individuals to understand themselves, strategize, and take action to reach their potential. Called “the most powerful comprehensive model of its kind,” this model forms the core curriculum at the Wright Foundation. His revolutionary personal and professional training and development methodology leads not only to significant professional success, but also to fulfillment in all life areas.
Dr. Wright has demonstrated success in a wide variety of areas. He is an outstanding radio and television personality, delivering what author Andrew Harvey calls his “hard light.” He co-authored the award-winning book, Transformed! The Science of Spectacular Living. His books on purpose in business and people skills have been translated into multiple languages and sold over 200,000 copies around the world. His newest book, The Heart of the Fight, was just released and shares the power of engaging in conflict toward high outcomes. His nationally acclaimed employee assistance and managed mental health firm, Human Effectiveness, Inc., was rated top in the nation by Mercer Meidinger Medical Audit as well as Arthur Andersen.
Dr. Wright founded the Men’s Guild, a powerful men’s organization for a new model of manhood and established Be Heard, an organization to promote environmentally conscious political action. Dr. Wright is also sought-after in the area of transformational leadership having founded the Transformational Leadership Symposium, convening experts from around the nation to recognize cutting edge transformational leaders including Brad Anderson, former CEO of Best Buy, as well as Dr. Muhammad Yunus, Congressional Model of Honor winner and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Dr. Wright has completed a BA in Sociology, a MA in Communications, MSW in Clinical Social Work, and a Doctorate in Education, Leadership, and Change.